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Dutch “Mercy Killing” of Children

Dutch “Mercy Killing” of Children

By John Stonestreet and Timothy D Padgett As of February 1, a new law in the Netherlands extends “mercy killing” to children of any age. Supporters claim the law will only apply to five or 10 extremely rare cases a year, “to children in the terminal phase, who suffer...

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Demand for euthanasia surges in the Netherlands

By Michael Cook Euthanasia is becoming so popular in the Netherlands that the country’s only dedicated death clinic cannot keep up with the demand. Steven Pleiter, director of the Levenseindekliniek in Amsterdam, told the Guardian that he needs to double the number of...

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